So by now many of you have inevitably realized that we are closing in on the “100 days to Deathly Hallows Part Two” date. The end is near. Amidst all the inevitable glee and sorrow that will come with this film brings an additional question: are films doomed to be in 3D from now on?
Don’t get me wrong, I think everyone should be able to see my evilness up close but I’d prefer that it be because they’re screaming and fleeing in terror, not because an image of myself is being projected “inches” from their face. I think it’s obvious now why the film is going to be in 3D…. money. It doesn’t need it. This is the last film. The final event. It doesn’t need the added gimmick of being in 3D but it will make money. Lots of money. The kind of money that could shatter records and make those who have stock in Time Warner forget that they missed out on this money with the last film. There will be some happy goblins at Gringotts after the box office totals come in.
But is it really necessary? Justin Bieber just did a concert film in 3D. The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson all had concert films in 3D. Why? Why is this necessary? You know what’s better than a concert “looking like it’s happening in front of you’? GOING TO A CONCERT. There is no discernible reason that the final film should be in 3D short of the desire to charge double the price in order to have it seem as though “it’s popping” and “more lifelike”. You want a movie to seem more lifelike? Hire better actors. This gimmick is unnecessary and irritating. It is the ‘Lockhart’ of marketing ploys.